Celebrity Read Aloud Day

Celebrity Read Aloud Day motivates children, and adults to celebrate the power of words. Celebrity Read Aloud Day asks everyone to celebrate the day by grabbing a book, finding an audience, and reading out loud.

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Celebrity Read Aloud Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.